Turffontein Preview – 14 September



Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Watch the many first-timers especially TROPIC SUN, SERENITY, CHRISTMAS FLOWER and PEACEONTHEROCKS. VARNICA drifted in the betting on debut but performed well to run 2nd – respect. DOUBLED OVER, SAMOA (lengthy lay-off), FLOWER OF SCOTLAND and RAZNA could take home money.



#14 Tropic Sun, #15 Varnica, #13 Serenity, #6 Christmas Flower

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: As in the first race many juveniles are stepping out after signs of rain. Watch especially ILLUSION, SHADOW CREEK and WESTLIFE. Of those that have raced NORDIC QUEEN, INSIDE POLITICS, DOUBLE THINK and MARMARA SEA (blinkers on) are looking for money.


#9 Illusion, #5 Doublethink, #13 Shadow Creek, #14 Westlife

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: TUSCAN LIGHT sports blinkers for the first time and is back over a mile. He could get it right. TOBEFAIR will improve further with the experience gained and should be in the shake-up. MAZAVAROO is maturing now and could get into the reckoning. SEA ISLAND attracted some money when downfield on debut but should do a lot better. Stable mates BY CHANCE and SUPER DUPER could earn.


#1 Tuscan Light, #12 Tobefair, #9 Fairy Godmother, #4 Mazavaroo

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R105.000, 14:27GMT+2

Race Summary: Useful runners GREEN HAZE (now a gelding) and AGAINST THE GRAIN come off long breaks and even though appear to be prepping could flash up fresh. In form CROWN GUARDIAN, on the other hand, is racing fit and could snap up the advantage. GIMMETHENIGHT and CHIEF OF STATE (claims 4kg) are running well and either could feature. EPIC DREAM could need it.


#2 Crown Guardian, #1 Green Haze, #5 Gimmethenight, #3 Against The Grain

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 15:02GMT+2

Race Summary: After a facile debut victory SCARLET TIGER disappointed in a feature race in KZN. She is back home and could resume winning ways. RING OF FIRE has ability and if finds it could easily beat them. Stable companion TRIPOD is speedy and could make the frame. CAPETOWN AFFAIR is looking to improve on recent form. ALEX THE GREAT and PEARL OF SIBERIA could get into the quartet.


#5 Scarlet Tiger, #4 Ring Of Fire, #1 Capetown Affair, #2 Tripod

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R130.000, 15:37GMT+2

Race Summary: Weight could be the decider. Top weight LA BELLA MIA is capable but has to concede 8,5kg to useful 3-year-old SARAH which could prove costly. The latter’s stable mate OPERETTA is bang in form and looking for 4 straight wins. DALAI’S PROMISE is holding form but WINTER WATCH and ULLA should be right there on collateral form. NAWAASI appears held by NICKY NOO on their recent run.


#7 Sarah, #1 La Bella Mia, #3 Dalai’s Promise, #6 Ulla

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R130.000, 16:12GMT+2

Race Summary: INFAMOUS FOX comes off a successful KZN raid and could follow up with a home win. FLYING WINGER should be at peak fitness and could take up the advantage. PILOU is a fighter and can never be ignored. DIVINE ODYSSEY and stable mate DOOSRA could be short a run but have ability and cannot be discarded. CLEVER GUY is fit and if ridden with restraint could see it out.


#1 Infamous Fox, #7 Flying Winger, #5 Pilou, #3 Doosra

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R112.000, 16:47GMT+2

Race Summary: QUEEN SUPREME has it all against her. She comes off a rest after a debut win and has the widest draw. However, she strolled in on debut and could be anything. FLYING HIGH won her maiden with consummate ease and could go on. JUST KIDDING is just maturing and shouldn’t be far off. PROMISE is in form but it could get close with JAMESON GIRL on their recent meeting.


#4 Queen Supreme, #6 Flying High, #8 Just Kidding, #3 Promise

Turffontein Standside, 14.09.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R95.000, 17:22GMT+2

Race Summary: NIMITZ found solid support on debut but found the distance far too short. He flashed up late but failed narrowly. He jumps up in distance here and should be hard to oppose. DOGLIOTTI played up in his first appearance as a gelding but if behaves should get into the money. LEFT HOOK shouldn’t be far off again. GIMME THE FIRE improved last time and could hold JUNGLE BOOK at bay.


#14 Nimitz, #1 Dogliotti, #4 Left Hook, #5 Gimme The Fire

Best Win: #14 NIMITZ

Best Value Bet: #5 SCARLET TIGER

Best Longshot: #5 SCARLET TIGER

Author: Melissa